New Student Orientation

Welcome Transfer Students - two students looking at schedule

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

September 4 – 8, 2015

New Student Orientation (or NSO) is a time to learn about the resources you will need to be successful during your time at PLU and to make connections with your fellow Lutes. All new transfer students are highly encouraged to participate in all days of NSO. In the four days before classes begin, you will engage with current students, other new students, PLU faculty, and staff as we invite you into your new PLU community. We look forward to meeting you all and being a part of your collegiate experience.

On The Road Registration is now closed.

We look forward to seeing you on September 4th.

Transfer students are encouraged to participate in all activities during all days of NSO. Student with Mom checking in.

REQUIRED SESSIONS

September 7, 2015. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Honoring the multiple identities and responsibilities of transfer students, we have scheduled all required sessions for new transfer students on Monday, September 7th. We will help you prepare for your first semester by directing you to various academic resources including your academic advisor, academic assistance, career connections, and other important offices. In addition, you will learn about ways to become involved on campus and engage in exciting PLU traditions!

The Schedule

The five days of NSO are packed with Lute traditions that will help all new Lutes transition to the PLU community. Some of these activities are listed below.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2015


StartEventLocationEnd
8:00 AMNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area9:00 PM
9:00 AMNSO Check-in and Move-inResidence Halls and Kreidler Lounge2:00 PM
9:00 AMHealth Center Open (Optional)Health Center5:00 PM
10:00 AMDiversity Center Open House (Optional)Diversity Center2:00 PM
10:00 AMLocal Services Fair (Optional)AUC1:00 PM
10:00 AMMake The Most Of Your Meal Plan (Optional)AUC Commons11:00 AM
10:00 AMHow to Find a Job at PLU (Optional)AUC11:00 AM
10:30 AMLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons2:30 PM
11:00 AMGlobal Education Info Sessions (Optional)AUC 13312:00 PM
2:00 PMNew Student Community MeetingsResidence Halls and CK
3:00 PMPresident's WelcomeOlson Auditorium4:00 PM
4:00 PMNew Student PhotoFoss Field
4:00 PMLute Group MeetingFoss Field6:00 PM
6:00 PMDinner and Family FarewellFoss Field8:00 PM
7:30 PMOn The Road MeetingVarious Classrooms8:00 PM
8:00 PMIce Cream Social (Optional)Red Square9:30 PM
8:45 PMLute Follies (Optional)Karen Hille Phillips9:30 PM
9:30 PMResidence Hall Council Social Activities (Optional)Residence Halls
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2015


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 AMBreakfast (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 AMNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area8:00 PM
9:30 AMOn The RoadClassrooms3:00 PM
3:15 PMLute Group Meet UpVarious locations
3:30 PMThe Science of Alcohol and Marijuana's Effects by Jason KilmerOlson Auditorium
5:00 PMLute Group MeetingVarious locations
6:00 PMDinner on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 PMBlock Party (Optional)Red Square
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2015


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 AMBreakfast (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 AMNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area8:00 PM
9:20 AMLute Group SessionsVarious locations
10:00 AMAcademic Discussion with a Faculty MemberVarious locations11:00 AM
11:30 AMLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons1:20 PM
3:15 PMLute Group Meet UpVarious locations
3:30 PMLutes@Play (Optional)
5:00 PMLute Group Meeting (Optional)Various locations
6:00 PMDinner on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
7:45 PMSound Off Practice (Optional)Res Halls and CAVE
8:30 PMSound Off (Optional)Foss Field
9:00 PMStudent Activities Board (SAB) Late Night Events (Optional)AUC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2015


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 AMBreakfast (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 AMNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area8:00 PM
8:00 AMTransfer Student Check-inAUC Grey Area
8:30 AMTransfer Student WelcomeAUC Chris Knutzen
9:00 AMLute Group MeetingVarious Locations
9:45 AMPLU Resource WorkshopsVarious Locations
12:00 PMAcademic Area Lunch (Provided)Scan and Regency
12:45 PMAcademic IntegrityAUC Chris Knutzen
1:15 PMLutes as Active BystandersAUC Chris Knutzen
2:30 PMStudent PanelAUC Chris Knutzen
3:15 PMLute Group MeetingVarious Locations
4:15 PMPresident's Garden PartyGonyea House
6:00 PMEnd of NSO Celebration Dinner (Optional)AUC Commons
8:30 PMWing MeetingResidence Halls
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2015


StartEventLocationEnd
8:00 AMAcademic Advising MeetingClassrooms
8:45 AMStudents GatheringRed Square
9:00 AMConvocationOlson Auditorium
11:50 AMClasses begin
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2015


StartEventLocationEnd
3:00 PMSchool of Nursing OrientationAUC 1335:45 PM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015


StartEventLocationEnd
3:30 PMCareer Connections Kickoff (Optional)Red Square5:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
StartEventLocationEnd
3:30 PMInvolvement FairFoss Field5:00 PM

We look forward to welcoming you on September 4th.

QUESTIONS

Email us at new@plu.edu